ECR Minerals plc (the “Company”) is a mineral exploration and development company incorporated in England & Wales. ECR’s wholly owned Australian subsidiary Mercator Gold Australia Pty Ltd has 100% ownership of the Avoca, Bailieston, Moormbool and Timor gold exploration licences in Central Victoria, Australia.

Exploration for gold in Victoria is ECR’s current focus. A map of the Victorian licences can be viewed here. For the latest updates, please see our regulatory announcements.

ECR has earned a 25% interest in the Danglay epithermal gold project, an advanced exploration project located in a prolific gold and copper mining district in the north of the Philippines. An NI43-101 technical report was completed in respect of the Danglay project in December 2015.

ECR’s wholly owned Argentine subsidiary Ochre Mining has 100% ownership of the SLM gold project in La Rioja, Argentina. Exploration at SLM has focused on identifying small tonnage mesothermal gold deposits which may be suitable for relatively near-term production.

ECR shares are listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange with the symbol ECR.

(“Mercator Gold”, “Mercator” or “the Company”)




LONDON: 15 JUNE 2007 -The Company announces that pursuant to the terms of the Convertible Loan Notes issued under a placing on 14 December 2005 (the "Convertible Loan Notes"), the remaining four holders of the Convertible Loan Notes have elected to convert their Loan Notes for £943,500 Principal Amount to Ordinary Shares (the “shares”) of 10p each in the Company at a conversion price of 60p each. The holders have also elected to receive all the accrued interest due under the terms of the Convertible Loan Notes in the form of shares at a conversion price of 60p each. The Company will issue 1,645,827 shares in full and final settlement of all the Convertible Loan Notes.

Application has been made for the shares, which rank pari passu with all existing shares, to be admitted to trading on AIM. Dealings in the new Ordinary Shares are expected to commence on 19 June 2007. The total number of shares with voting rights is 62,244,912.


For further information please contact:

Mercator Gold plc    
Patrick Harford, Managing Director Tel: +44 (0) 20 7929 1010
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Bankside Consultants Ltd Tel: +44 (0) 20 7367 8888
Simon Rothschild    
Keith Irons    
Oliver Winters    


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